The Anthem PTS just played host to a seasonal event that appears to have a couple of interesting hooks for anyone still actively playing the game, including a sort of time attack mode for one of its Strongholds and the rather obvious addition of Javelin racing. Seriously, why hasn’t this been thought up before?
Anthem has dressed up Fort Tarsis for the holidays and coated the entirety of Bastion in a light dusting of snow to get players in the holiday spirit. Of course, there’s more to look at than just snow in Freeplay; there’s a Time Trial Javelin race that challenges players to get through a flight obstacle course as fast as possible every five minutes. Freeplay also features increased outlaw encounters and localized Snow Globe Storms to take on.
In addition to the Freeplay activities, there’s also a sort of time attack version of the Tyrant Mine Stronghold, which will also introduce Cataclysm-like Inversions and two countdown timers to pay attention to: an overall time remaining timer and a bonus score multiplier timer, which will presumably mean more Crystal rewards for clearing Tyrant Mine as fast as possible.
As for just what kinds of rewards are waiting in Icetide, there’s no real indicator right now, but the game’s official site promises plenty of winter-themed goodies on offer.
The Icetide PTS closes today (Monday, November 11th), while a launch date for Icetide is yet to be announced. Since we’re in that in-between period now, check out YouTuber FoodThenGames, who’s posted a look at Icetide to whet your appetite.